Are antimicrobial peptides a solution? 

Essay 4.

Antibiotic resistance: are antimicrobial peptides a solution?

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Antibiotic resistance has become a worldwide issue in recent years. New strategies are necessary to tackle this problem. Antimicrobial peptides are widely distributed in nature and are continually being discovered in animals (including humans), plants and insects. Due to their broad spectrum of activity on drug-resistant microorganisms, could they be considered as potential treatment strategies?

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You might want to include: an explanation of antibiotic resistance and a discussion of the long-term consequences of this, a description of some antimicrobial peptides (where do they come from? what can they be used for?), the benefits of using antimicrobial peptides to treat infection, the problems associated with antimicrobial use.